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NY is flexing the strength of its new law to reign in prices of pharmaceuticals

06.27.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The drug Orkambi, just the second the address the underlying cause of the genetic disease cystic fibrosis, costs a staggering $272,000 a year. Now, in a case that's being closely watched across the country, New York state health officials have...

PA's population is getting older and more diverse

06.27.18 | Terry Diener

According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly one-third of all Pennsylvania residents were 55 years or older in 2017, ranking it seventh among states for the highest median age in the country at about 41 years...

2 men drowned in the fast-moving Niagara River in Buffalo

06.26.18 | Bob Price

Police say they were trying to get driftwood for a furniture project. As one struggled in the water, the other dove in to try and save him. Both men went under and did not resurface. One was 29-years old, the other, 46. Buffalo Police Captain...

Cuomo orders NY to make services available to asylum-seeking illegal immigrants

06.26.18 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo's been highly critical of President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration. The governor has instructed social services to meet the needs of hundreds of migrant children being housed at New York foster-care...

A 280-page report on capital punishment has been published in PA

06.26.18 | Bob Price

A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers authored it. It finds grave concerns with the current state of the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Since 1985, nearly 500 death warrants have been signed in the commonwealth, but only three condemned...

The PA Supreme Court is explaining why it will not allow the release of a statewide report into clergy sex abuse

06.26.18 | Terry Diener

The opinion, which comes five days after the high court blocked the release of the long-awaited grand jury report, notes that it is in the process of reviewing challenges filed by "many individuals" named in the report. The five-page opinion...

One Democratic candidate for NY governor calls ICE a terrorist group

06.22.18 | Bob Price

Gov. Cuomo's challenger in next week's primary has raised a few eyebrows by what she said about the immigration debate. Cynthia Nixon is calling ICE a terrorist organization. She's endorsed the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs...

Rattlesnake surprises upstate NY motorist

06.22.18 | Bob Price

The rattler encounter happened in the Delaware County town of Hancock when a rattlesnake curled up on the engine block. The man says he made the discovery while trying to jump start his car. The New York DEC was able to pull the snake from the...

PA's top 2 Republicans are at odds over new sanctity of life legislation

06.22.18 | Bob Price

House Speaker Mike Turzai is holding up anti-hazing legislation because Senate leader, Jake Corman refuses to act on a measure to ban down syndrome abortions. Turzai says he'll also stall human trafficking legislation so long as the Senate drags...

Gov. Cuomo wants to know the whereabouts of 700 immigrant children residing 'somewhere in NY

06.22.18 | Bob Price

Andrew Cuomo says, as governor, it's his "state legal responsibility" to know the location of the children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Cuomo says the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to say where they...

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